CaliforniaMama Friday Jun 14 02:55 PM
June 14, 2013 - Blackbird hitches a ride on a Hawk
orthodoc Friday Jun 14 05:48 PM
Wow! That blackbird has chutzpah! And smarts - he/she has figured out that the hawk can't do anything in that situation, and isn't nearly as maneuverable. Very cool.
SPUCK Sunday Jun 16 05:59 AM
It's a bird aircraft carrier.
Sundae Sunday Jun 16 06:40 AM
That is not what we (Brits) would call a blackbird.
orthodoc Sunday Jun 16 06:57 AM
That's a red-winged blackbird, very common here. They don't exactly 'sing' - they have a distinctive call during nesting season, but I haven't heard them sing otherwise.
Adak Sunday Jun 16 09:04 AM
At nesting time, red-winged blackbirds are VERY territorial and will attack anything or anyone, who gets too close to their nest. They've buzzed me many times as I was crossing a field.
CaliforniaMama Tuesday Jun 18 04:48 PM
Hubby got bombed several times. A couple of times they really hurt him and he said it felt like they were pulling chunks of hair out of his head.
I laughed and said maybe it was nest building time.
SPUCK Wednesday Jun 19 06:24 AM
Some had staked out a tree on the way to 5th grade. I dreaded having to pass by them every day. That's what my whole problem was with sckul. It was dem boids.